F1 tech and AMG know-how shake up the ‘Ring’s leaderboard.
When the Mercedes-AMG ONE was finally announced, people immediately started to anticipate the new hypercar’s results in the ultimate automotive test, a lap time on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife route, which is to many car enthusiasts the most legendary race track in the entire world. With its Formula One-derived power and engineering, the Mercedes-AMG ONE took to the track on October 28, 2022, and not only excelled, but set an incredible new record for road-legal production cars on the track, and the super sports car category.
This feat was achieved despite a number of circumstances, like the fact that the lap was completed at 5:14 pm, and the track closed at 5:15, as well as the fact that driver Maro Engel had to battle a wet track for much of the session. The car’s hybrid system and DRS capability played an important role, but also added an element of strategy and consideration when it came to how to use them most effectively. However, with an incredible official lap time of 6:35.183, the Mercedes-AMG ONE nevertheless achieved the road-legal production car lap record on the Nürburgring. Engel was able to harness the car’s total 1,063 horsepower and 218-mph top speed using the “Race Plus” driving mode available in the AMG ONE.
Mercedes-Benz also says that the Mercedes-AMG ONE’s Nürburgring lap record makes Mercedes-AMG the first manufacturer to bring a hypercar of its caliber to the track to set official records and that the AMG ONE is the fastest road-legal vehicle on the Nordschleife. Watch the video of the incredible lap record, and witness the revolutionary performance of the Mercedes-AMG ONE demonstrated in the most undeniable way.